Egyptian Sailings

See pyramids, tombs, and other marvels on new Nile journey

BY KATE WAHNSCHAFFE — Summer 2018

his year, Lindblad Expeditions returns to Egypt with its 13-day “Passage Through Egypt” sailing. The trip includes six nights cruising the Nile on the 42-guest Oberoi Philae, as well as stays at the Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo and historic Mena House Hotel. Along the route, stop at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the Sphinx and pyramids of Giza, and the island temple of Philae in Aswan. Other noteworthy breaks include visits to the tombs of Queen Nefertari and King Tutankhamun, accessible only by special permits, and the Luxor Temple. Sailings depart in October, November, and December 2018, and January, February, and March 2019. From $8,480. 800-397-3348; expeditions.com

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